Stating that the moves by the Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB) to hike rent for using electric poles for laying television cables would lead to imposing additional financial burden on the TV viewers, the cable TV operators on Thursday staged a protest march to the KSEB’s Division office here seeking withdrawal of the decision.

The march, organised by the Kasaragod District Cable TV Operators Association, was inaugurated by K. Kunhiraman, the CPI(M) MLA from Uduma constituency.

Presided over by Cable TV Operators Association (COA) district President Shukur Kolikara, the march was addressed by various political party leaders, who included Congress leader and Kanhangad Municipal Vice-Chairman Prabhakaran Vazhunnoradi, BJP District General Secretary K. Sreekanth and COA State Committee member M. Lohithakshan.

The demonstrators who took out the march from ‘Maanthoppu Maidani’ at Puthiyakotta locality culminated at the KSEB Divisional office here where they submitted a memorandum to the KSEB Executive Engineer.

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